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Disney World Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Florida authorities are investigating after a four-year old boy passed out on a ride at Walt Disney World and later died.

The ride uses a multi-arm centrifuge to simulate a force twice the strength of normal gravity. It has caused previous concerns about its intensity.

An autopsy is expected today for Daudi Bamuwamye. The Pennsylvania boy passed out after riding the "Mission: Space" attraction at Epcot with his mother and sister. Paramedics tried to revive the youngster after his mother carried him off the ride but he later died.

The ride was closed after the death. Detectives have confirmed the boy met minimum height requirements for the ride.

Last year, the ride logged the most hospital visits of any in Florida since major theme parks agreed to begin reporting serious injuries to the state in 2001.


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